How I was finally able to get into the MOBA scene.

#1 Posted by akzo (64 posts) -

I would recommend LOL’s Dominion Mode for anyone wanting to get into the MOBA genre. Start out with some coop cames against easy bots and then move directly into normal PVP.

It's faster paced, not as many esoteric details you need to know, and not nearly as much rage compared to the traditional Map. There are still a good number of Jerks, but it's usually fairly cordial. Even in random pick.

As you play you will level your character, pick up tips and tricks, and get familiar with the items, abilities, Metagame and Champions.

I tried getting into the MOBA scene several times, both with LOL and Dota 2 butt the environment was just too nasty. It wasn’t fun. Since I started playing Dominion, I'm hooked. I’ve actually had no desire to go back to the standard mode.

Also, if there is a jerk in your match it's very easy to ignore and report them. RIOT does it's best to weed out the players making it tough on the rest of us.

#2 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11595 posts) -

Dominion is a lot more newbie friendly, though this can also be attributed to the fact that a lot of people on the higher levels (and thus their smurf accounts) straight up ignore it, myself included. It's fine for what it is, but the strategic balance of the basic game (i.e. learning how to farm minions, knowing when to push and when to pull back, properly warding everywhere) is just a lot more compelling for me at this point. Also, like half the champions I use aren't very good on it.

#3 Posted by NicksCorner (415 posts) -

Thanks for the tip, Ive downloaded the LoL client twise, but never really got into it.

#4 Posted by myslead (929 posts) -

don't try Dominion first if you wanna get a handle of this games

nothing in Dominion really reflects the mechanics of the Ranked.

#5 Posted by el_tajij (709 posts) -

Dominion is an awesome way to learn the in's and outs of a champion. You'll find yourself in so many different situations and teamfights far more frequently and it matters less if you make a mistake. Use it to learn a champion so you can play them effectively in SR.

#6 Posted by Ulain (315 posts) -

Agreed. I find dominion to be a great stress reliever compared to the usual SR map where people either troll or just have no idea what they're doing (free week champs and everything). Dominion definitely lets you test out more ideas simply because the objective of capture the flag doesn't require the items so much.

Still, I usually find Summoner's Rift more fun because I like a more diverse environment and impact; teamfights are not nearly as important in Dom which is why I play :P

#7 Posted by psoplayer (238 posts) -

@myslead said:

don't try Dominion first if you wanna get a handle of this games

nothing in Dominion really reflects the mechanics of the Ranked.

Sure they're two different things, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't play Dominion. For someone new, it's important to find immediate fun in the game. If you have no idea what's going on in SR then you probably don't have a good reason to keep playing it long enough to actually learn what you need to know.

#8 Posted by TACOBOY (61 posts) -

i played sr and leaened the game fine,i feel like people that play dom or co-op dont get the expiriance they need and being lv 30 means nothing now since all these 100 wins lv 30 started to show up,im not saying im really good or anything but before all this it used to mean something if you were 30,i mean sure you would get the occasional tt player but even that is a better option then dom,after all sr is the definitive map and game mode that makes the genre and all other maps are just mere distractions in the end.

#9 Posted by Ulain (315 posts) -

@TACOBOY said:

i played sr and leaened the game fine,i feel like people that play dom or co-op dont get the expiriance they need and being lv 30 means nothing now since all these 100 wins lv 30 started to show up,im not saying im really good or anything but before all this it used to mean something if you were 30,i mean sure you would get the occasional tt player but even that is a better option then dom,after all sr is the definitive map and game mode that makes the genre and all other maps are just mere distractions in the end.

If Bot games didn't give experience, I can only imagine there being MUCH less of these trash players and trolls. Hell, I'd almost say losses shouldn't either. Realistically, you shouldn't be rewarded for losing. Can't tell you how many kids I've played with that are terrible, don't listen to advice because "they're just haviing fun". It sickens me.

/rant off

#10 Posted by jakob187 (21662 posts) -

@Ulain said:

@TACOBOY said:

i played sr and leaened the game fine,i feel like people that play dom or co-op dont get the expiriance they need and being lv 30 means nothing now since all these 100 wins lv 30 started to show up,im not saying im really good or anything but before all this it used to mean something if you were 30,i mean sure you would get the occasional tt player but even that is a better option then dom,after all sr is the definitive map and game mode that makes the genre and all other maps are just mere distractions in the end.

If Bot games didn't give experience, I can only imagine there being MUCH less of these trash players and trolls. Hell, I'd almost say losses shouldn't either. Realistically, you shouldn't be rewarded for losing. Can't tell you how many kids I've played with that are terrible, don't listen to advice because "they're just haviing fun". It sickens me.

/rant off

You obviously play Mordekaiser.

#11 Posted by Ulain (315 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

@Ulain said:

@TACOBOY said:

i played sr and leaened the game fine,i feel like people that play dom or co-op dont get the expiriance they need and being lv 30 means nothing now since all these 100 wins lv 30 started to show up,im not saying im really good or anything but before all this it used to mean something if you were 30,i mean sure you would get the occasional tt player but even that is a better option then dom,after all sr is the definitive map and game mode that makes the genre and all other maps are just mere distractions in the end.

If Bot games didn't give experience, I can only imagine there being MUCH less of these trash players and trolls. Hell, I'd almost say losses shouldn't either. Realistically, you shouldn't be rewarded for losing. Can't tell you how many kids I've played with that are terrible, don't listen to advice because "they're just haviing fun". It sickens me.

/rant off

You obviously play Mordekaiser.

I don't, actually :P why would you say that?

#12 Posted by Deusx (1903 posts) -

I´d say go play Dota 2. That´s a good MOBA. Sadly, it is harder than LoL so no luck there.

As they say: "LoL has a learning curve, Dota 2 has a learning cliff."

#13 Posted by Euphorio (77 posts) -

Yeah No dont go play Dota 2...ive played a TON of LoL, and thats where the public is....Dota 2 is still so intensely niche that even with all of my LoL experience, Dota 2 overwhelms me....its just Dota1 with its own skin, so people who know it can play well...but if you dont, it'll easily overwhelm you with all of the mechanics and items and things to learn....stick with lol....most of the world of MOBA is there

#14 Posted by SilverGalford (53 posts) -

i have never played Dominion

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